OSHA proposes $236,783 in fines for USPS workplace safety violations in Lehigh Valley

DOL News Release – June 17, 2021 US POSTAL SERVICE FAILED TO PREVENT BLOCKED, OBSTRUCTED EXITS, OTHER SAFETY VIOLATIONS AT LEHIGH VALLEY FACILITY BETHLEHEM, PA – A federal workplace safety inspection of a U.S. Postal Service location in Hanover Township found employees exposed to potentially serious and fatal injuries in the event of an emergency….

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USPS OIG Property Condition Reviews – Massachusetts 

Background The Cochituate, Winchester, and John F. Kennedy Post Offices are in the Massachusetts-Rhode Island District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective was to determine…

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USPS proposes changes to service standards for First-Class Package Service

June 17, 2021 USPS is taking additional steps to improve its service reliability by initiating the process of requesting a Postal Regulatory Commission advisory opinion on a proposal to modify service standards for First-Class Package Service. The new service standards, announced June 17, are designed to improve use of surface transportation, while decreasing reliance on…

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APWU: Juneteenth Holiday

June 17, 2021 On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the S. 475 Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. This law establishes June 19th of each year as a Federal holiday. President Biden then declared it would be observed beginning June 18, 2021, as the 19th falls on a Saturday. On June 19,…

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USPS OIG Report: COVID-19 Leave Administration

Objective Our objective was to assess the Postal Service’s management of its employees’ use of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). In March 2020, the president declared COVID-19 pandemic to be a national emergency and signed the FFCRA into law, creating two new types of leave: Up to…

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Postal Bulletin highlights PMG Heroes’ Program

Letter Carrier Joseph Ho was delivering mail in a Chester, PA, neighborhood when he spotted an older customer who has Parkinson’s disease lying on a sidewalk near the man’s residence. Ho rushed to check on the customer, who was bleeding profusely from a head wound. The Postal Service™ employee immediately called 911, alerted the man’s…

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NPC passes motion calling for immediate removal of PMG DeJoy

June 14, 2021 To whom it may concern, The National Presidents Conference (NPC) is made up of American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO (APWU) Local and State Presidents throughout the Country. Our Conference recently convened, and on Saturday June 5, 2021, after lengthy discussions, a motion was made by 480-481 (Michigan) Area Local President Roscoe Woods…

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